Time for a beer I couldn't hope to pronounce correctly: Dia De Los Muertos 'Pay the Ferryman' Porter. First time with a Mexican beer that is actually not a mass produced lager so I'm excited to give this a whirl. The labeling on the bottle is what really got me to buy this as who doesn't love a creepy skeleton Ferryman?
Name: Dia De Los Muertos Pay the Ferryman
Brewery: Cervecería Mexicana
Price: £2.09 for 33cl bottle
Location Drank: London (UK)
"Dark brown color with red highlights. A full body beer with rich roasted malt and chocolate notes. It finishes with good hop, creamy toffee and caramel followed by delicate coffee notes and smooth chocolate aftertaste."
Sight: Pours a hazy brown almost black liquid from the bottle, whilst a nice tan head forms on top.
Aroma: Interesting aromas of chocolate, roasted malts, bread and a hint of raisins.
Taste: Kind of what you would expect, coffee, roast malts, a bit of chocolate, some ash flavours as well. Had a bitter finish to as well.
Would I buy it again? No not really. The packaging is great and I would like to try the other varieties they produce, but for me it wasn't a standout beer, Pretty middle of the road average, safe pint.
A pretty looking label doesn't mean the beer will follow in quality. Shame really but I look forward to trying more from them. As always drop me a comment!